It has come to my attention that Morris Hall will no longer house sophomore women, but will now house male freshman and sophomore Bible and business majors in fall ’05. This information was released on the ACU Web site on Wednesday March 2, 2005, the same day the residents in McDonald were informed of the decision. Men currently living in McDonald will live in Morris next fall. With registration for 2005-06 housing being held on the first Tuesday following spring break, this residence hall change came as a complete surprise to the few women who were informed. This information came from current McDonald residents, not from the appropriate source, the administration. The new H.B. Barret Residence Hall will be available for sophomore women, but there are still issues with this change in Morris Hall. If Bible and business majors are given special circumstances to live together in community, all majors should be given the same opportunity. Also, this announcement has come much too late in the year. I believe that housing registration should be postponed at least one week, so that students, especially sophomore women, may have time to adequately alter their plans based on this housing decision.
Freshman Bible missions and ministry major from Arlington